New version of Script Editor Themer released v2.4

Version (2.4) of Script Editor Themer has been released. Release notes here. This is a bug fix release

Printing file images on Windows and Mac a Solution

On the Windows and Mac platforms there is no direct method of printing an image from a file in LiveCode. In Linux you can shell out to the printer directly. e.g. put shell(“lpr  myfile.jpg”) In Widows you can print a text file from the command prompt but an image! e.g. print c:\file.txt /c /d:lpt1 LiveCode does however…

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TinyIDE a Free alternative IDE for LiveCode

TinyIDE a Free alternative minimalist IDE Plugin for LiveCode was released today. Cross platform, Windows, Mac, Linux. For LC V8 onwards. I started this project as a result of frustration caused by constantly having to open/close the LC Tools palette and having to move other LC palettes/windows so that I could work comfortably on my…

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Quick & Easy Projects

Starting a new coding project usually involves taking the same steps. Create a folder for your new project. At a minimum create sub folders for the source, assets, compiled and release files. Add  notes/read-me/licence files. Create a blank top level project stack. These tasks can be easily automated with a simple stack that does this…

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Handy LiveCode Keyboard Shortcut Cards

Keyboard shortcuts can save you lots of time when coding your latest LiveCode creation. A list of the shortcuts can be found in your LiveCode user guide in Appendix A.  This spans two A4 pages and is not in my opinion well suited as a quick reference. I’m starting to use the keyboard shortcuts more…

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LC 8.0.0-dp 7 causing problems with Seth

In LC 8.0.0-dp 7 Seth cannot change color schemes or allow color attributes when changed to be reflected in the LC Script Editor. This is due to a change in the way LC 8.0.0-dp 7 generates the LC Script Editor. A fix for this is being worked on and will be available soon.

New LiveCode quiz page added

I’ve started a quiz section on my site as a fun way to exercise your LiveCode skills. Periodically I will add questions to be solved using the LiveCode language. Posters can vote for the solution they think solves the question best. The first question has been added today, how many solutions will there be? LiveCode…

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Script Editor Themer V2.1 has been released

Script Editor Themer V2.1 has been released. This is a maintenance release. Enhancement: (All platforms) Drag & Drop reordering of themes in the theme list is now more positive and changes the theme text being dragged to red. Bug Fix: (Mac) Drag & Drop reordering of themes in the theme list not working. (All platforms)…

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Seth V2 has now been released

Seth V2 has now been released… find out more at

Seth User Guide

The user guide for Seth V2 has now been added to the site. This guide presents all the functions in the first release of Seth V2 which will be available for download on Saturday 11th April.